Electron Microscopy

  • M. H. Loretto


Considered in its simplest terms, the electron microscope is an extension of the transmitted light microscope in which the superior resolving power of a beam of electrons is used to investigate the shapes and sizes of crystals at a much finer level than is possible with the light microscope. However, the electron microscope is capable of more sophisticated investigation of crystalline materials than simply habit studies, important though these are, and it is the intention of this chapter to discuss some of these techniques and show how they may be applied to the investigation of minerals and related materials.


Select Area Electron Diffraction Electron Diffraction Pattern Reciprocal Lattice Spherical Aberration Photographic Plate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Loretto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Metallurgy and Science of MaterialsUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamEngland

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